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Epic disaster films are back! Gerald Butler stars in Earth-bound comet thriller Greenland, watch the trailer now!

Our house loves a good old-fashioned disaster movie and, trust me, I love all the complicated indies and high concept mind-blown adventures as well. Only last week we re-visited the ridiculously fun 2012, plus the likes of The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, Pacific Rim, and Gareth Edwards’s underrated 2014 Godzilla

Next up for the return of the big-screen actioner is Greenland, which has come out of nowhere for me, starring modern action-hero Gerald Butler (who has been losing his way a little of late) who is back and with a bang!

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Angel Has Fallen) and starring Butler and Morena Baccarin, the film follows one family’s dangerous journey for survival as an unstoppable comet hurtles towards a devastating collision with Earth.  I don’t need to say anything else, besides the fact it stars the legendary Scott Glenn as well, watch the trailer and enjoy:

 John Garrity (Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary.  Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being levelled by the comet’s fragments, the Garritys experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them.  As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

Greenland comes to cinemas nationwide from August!


4 thoughts on “Epic disaster films are back! Gerald Butler stars in Earth-bound comet thriller Greenland, watch the trailer now!

  1. I love cosmic disaster movies, and this one looks really, really good. Now if only they could avoid the usual improbable escapes and saved dogs, fat kids etc, and make it realistic in its depiction of what it REALLY would be like to live through something like this, with billions of people burned alive, crushed, broken, torn to pieces by the shockwave alone, whole continents obliterated, mountain ranges flung into the atmosphere, oceans boiling away in a matter or seconds.. Truth is it would be nearly impossible to visualize it on-screen, mainly because the impact would be so damn FAST!!! These celestial bodies always seem to come at a rather slow, majestic speed, but in reality you would hardly have time to see them hit, they move too quickly.

    And worse still are the supervolcanoes. A big SV would be as disastrous for civilization as any comet or asteroid, plus the fact that there is absolutely NOTHING that can be done to avoid them, and they happen more often than impacts. So enjoying these films is a way of dealing with the fact that life can be, at any point in history, wiped out. They may seldom be realistic in how they deal with surviving, but the basic threat is frighteningly realistic.

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    • Hah, I LOVE this comment, thank you!

      Saving dogs, even though I genuinely love animals, is a pet annoyance and a big thing in disaster movies isn’t it? That’s tunnel scene in Independence Day when the dog basically escapes an inferno by jumping away and through the door dates it more than anything else.

      And, you’re talking about Dante’s Peak right? Re-watched that the other night, hilariously bad, just a terrible film but occasionally quite amusing because of it.

      Yeah, as you say though, this is an entertaining way to watch just a moment of the bigger reality, this does look good, I wouldn’t count out many silly moments though. The film 2012 did that spectacularly!


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